- Apr 12, 2001
Hulu is about to update its streaming app to make it easier to navigate and discover new content, according to TechCrunch.
The big change coming in the next few weeks will be to the Hulu Lineup screen that users see when the app is launched.
Hulu wants to trial two different variations to see which one has the most engagement: a "Hulu Picks" collection that will be curated by staff, and an "Unwatched in My Stuff" option that will show users things in their list that they've yet to watch.
Hulu told TechCrunch it will test both options with a portion of users in the coming weeks in order to determine which one sees the best response.
Elsewhere, other upcoming changes will include enabling users to view content while they search the thumbnail interface for something to watch.
Subscribers can also expect a larger, more prominent "Details" button on content within collections like Kids, News, and Sports. More metadata will be available, too, including things like genre, rating, and release year.
In addition, the Details button is set to feature quick user actions such as playing the next episode in a series, adding items to "My Stuff," and other show-specific settings.
When browsing the Live TV channel guide, users will be able to view two weeks ahead, rather than just what's on now and next. In general, users will also see a refreshed palette for the interface, including background artwork and movie posters.
Article Link: Upcoming Hulu App Interface Changes Aim to Simplify Navigation and Aid Discoverability